Some history about Turpin Gallery. They were the first gallery to represent my work and it was Zach Turpin who gave me some very good advice. "Put colorful patinas on your sculpture," he said. So I did.
This is an example, by the way, of an important role gallery owners and consultants can have in an artist's career. They can be wonderful advisors and tremendous advocates for your work. I'm not saying always take their advise. But I always consider their thoughts and expertise.
Zach was once the dominate force and presence in the gallery at their previous location on Center Street. Now his dad, gallery owner Ronnie Turpin, is at this new gallery location on 25 Cache Street.
He is a sculptor as well and you can find him there sculpting his works, organizing shows, and helping collectors find the art they would most love to add to their collections from the many choices they have there at this beautiful new location.
Fine Art expert and consultant Kiera Wakeman has stayed with Turpin Gallery for the move to their new location and I thank both Kiera and Ronnie for being such wonderful hosts while Mark and I were there.
|Alex Alvis and Ronnie Turpin|
I started a new sculpture while I was there; this sculpture is part of my Party Animal Series and is called "Magical."
It will be BIG!! About 5' tall when finished and is a sculpture a horse (of course).
|working on "Magical" at Turpin Gallery - before reception|
|Alex with "Magical" model in hand explaining the creating process|
I will post photos of the progress of "Magical" from now until it is finished - at the latest - it will be done in pre-cast in February.
|"Magical" travelling back to Colorado|
|"Magical" in progress back home at the studio|
Ahhh.... It's so good to be home!
'Til tomorrow - hope you make some time in your Monday for magic!